Quartet Reviews

October 19, 2019
Adjani somehow won the Best Actress prize at Cannes for her deer-in-headlights performance, although it's Smith who best conveys the desperation of her character.
May 16, 2019
Fairly stock period piece in which the cast do very little set against a stunning backdrop.
May 16, 2019
Ivory's interest is focused so completely on the period clothes and decor that the drama never surfaces.
March 26, 2009
Ivory takes his usual aloofly observant distance and the film's love triangle loses some drastic impetus.
July 17, 2005
August 30, 2004
''Quartet'' is handsome but, ultimately, weightless.
February 19, 2004
Frankly, you'll find much better works from the Merchant-Ivory collection.
January 1, 2000
Ivory's dispassionate direction precludes real involvement with the characters, resulting in a peculiarly austere depiction of a colorful era.